Saturday, October 16, 2021

Corporate Compliance Calendar 2021


ROC Compliance

Compliance Form/Filing


Due Date

Annual Compliance

Annual Filing for LLPs

Form 11

Every LLP registered in India is required to file its annual return in LLP form 11 within 60 days from the closure of the FY. The due date for FY 20-21 has been extended due to the COVID 19 situation.

31st July, 2021

Return of Deposits Received

Form DPT 3

Information about the loan or money received by the Company up to 31st March of that financial year are to be reported the ROC in Form DPT-3 annually.

The form was due to be filed by 31st August, 2021 with normal fee, after which additional fee for delayed filing is applicable.

31st August, 2021

Annual Filing for LLPs

Form 8

LLP Form 8 (Statement of Accounts of LLP) for FY 20-21.

30th October, 2021

(Now extended to 30th December, 2021) 

Vendor Classification of MSME

Form MSME 1

MSME classification of the vendors into Micro, Small or Medium in your accounts database as per the new definitions of MSME to be obtained and amounts outstanding to such vendors beyond 45 days as on 30th Sep will have to be reported with reason for such delay in the Form MSME-1

31st October, 2021

Holding of AGM for laying down annual audited financial statements

The due date for holding the AGM by the corporate entities and laying down their annual audited financial statements for the FY 2020-21 which was 30th September, 2021 has been extended by 2 months.

30th November, 2021; But gap between two AGMs should not exceed 15 months.

Annual Filling for Companies

Form AOC 4

Form for filing financial statement as on 31st March, 2021 and other documents with the Registrar has to be filed.

Within 30 days of AGM;

But latest by 30th December, 2021

Annual Filling for Companies

Form MGT 7 or 7A

Form for filing Annual Return of FY 2020-21 by a company.

Within 60 days of AGM; But latest by 29th January, 2022

Other Compliances

For Newly Incorporated Companies

Form INC 20A

Declaration for commencement of business is to be filed through this form.

Within 180 days from the date of incorporation

Change in directors and the key managerial personnel

Form DIR 12

In case of changes in Directors or Key Managerial Personnel of companies, form DIR-12 is to be filed with the ROC

Within 30 days from the date of appointment, resignation etc.

Appointment of auditor

Form ADT 1

The company shall inform the ROC regarding the appointment of the auditor for FY 2020-21.

Within 15 days of the AGM/EGM

Compliance for undertaking CSR Activities

Form CSR 1

Every Section 8 Company, Public Trust, or Society registered under Section 12A of the Income Tax Act which intends to undertake any CSR activity shall register itself with the Central Government by filing Form CSR-1. This requirement has come into force with effect from 1st April, 2021.

None specified, but compliance is mandatory

Income Tax Compliance

Compliance Form/Filing


Due Date

Linking of Aadhaar number and PAN

Compliance required under Section 139AA

30th September, 2021

Contribution towards PF and ESI

The liability for Depositing contribution towards PF/ESI of September month

15th October, 2021

TCS Return – Q2 FY21-22

The Statement of Tax Collection at Source under Income Tax Laws for the quarter ended Jul-Sep 2021 of FY 2021-22

15th October, 2021

TDS Return – Q2 FY21-22

The Statement of Deduction of Tax for the quarter ended Jul-Sep 2021 of FY 2021-22

31st October, 2021

Advance Tax Deposit – Third Installment

The third instalment for Advance Tax for AY 2021-22 (FY 2020-21). At least 75% of the estimated tax liability for the year must be paid by such date to avoid interest.

15th December, 2021.

Equalisation Levy Statement

Form 1

Compliance procedure for the Equalisation Levy is the responsibility of the service recipient. Due date of furnishing Equalisation Levy Statement is on or before 30th June of FY ended, which has been extended by 6 months for FY20-21.

31st December, 2021

ITR Filing for AY 2021-22

ITR for non tax audit cases

31st December, 2021

Furnishing Audit Report for AY 2021-22

Submission of Audit Report (Section 44AB) for taxpayers liable for audit under the Income Tax Act

15th January, 2022

Furnishing Audit Report for AY 2021-22

The Audit Report under Transfer pricing

31st January, 2022

ITR Filing for AY 2021-22

ITR for tax audit cases

28th February, 2022

Revise or Belated Return

The due date for furnishing the revised or belated return

31st March, 2022 

GST Compliance

Compliance Form/Filing


Due Date

GST Rectifications for FY 2020-21

GST Return for September 2021 is the last opportunity to pass rectification entries relating to the FY 20-21 in the returns as amendment.

Reconcile and match all your sales for FY 2020-21 with sales reported in GSTR-3B and GSTR-1 and reconcile GSTR-2A with Input Credit Register on the basis of which ITC has been claimed in each month's GSTR-3B.

Any adjustments are allowed up to the date of filing GST returns for September only.

- Monthly Filing GSTR 1

September, 2021

11th October, 2021

- Quarterly Filing GSTR 1

July – September, 2021

13th October, 2021

- Monthly Filing GSTR 3B

September, 2021

20th October, 2021

- Quarterly Filing GSTR 3B

July – September, 2021

22nd or 24th October based on State

GSTR 9 for FY 20-21

(Reconciliation Statement; Also known as GST Audit)

For businesses having aggregate turnover exceeding Rs. 2 Crores

31st December, 2021

GSTR 9C for FY 20-21

GSTR-9C is due to be filed by taxpayers or businesses having an aggregate turnover exceeding Rs. 5 Crores.

Earlier requirement of certification by CA for GSTR-9C has been done away with. Now the taxpayers have to submit a self-certified form and complete reconciliation statement without audit.

31st December, 2021


Thursday, September 16, 2021

Small Company - Amended Widened Criteria Under Companies Act 2013

The definition under section 2(85) of Small Company under the Act has not been amended, however, clause (t) of Rule 2 (1) of Companies (Specification of Definitions Details) Amendment Rules, 2021  vide Notification No. G.S.R. 92(E). dated, 1st February, 2021 wef 01st April 2021 reads as follows:

“(t) For section 2 (85) (i)and (ii) of the Act, paid up capital and turnover of the small company shall not exceed rupees two crores and rupees twenty crores respectively.”

Therefore, the meaning of Small Company has revised been as follows:

Criteria for Small Company

Old (Maximum i.e not to exceed)

New (Maximum i.e not to exceed)



F.Y. 2020-21

F.Y.2021-22 onwards


Paid-up share capital

Rs. 50 lacs

Rs. 2 crore


Turnover (as per profit and loss account for the immediately preceding FY)

Rs. 2 crores

Rs. 20 crores


Provided that nothing in this clause shall apply to—

(A) a holding company or a subsidiary company;

(B) a company registered under section 8; or

(C) a company or body corporate governed by any special Act;

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Procedure for Issue of Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP)

ESOP (Employees’ Stock Option) is the option given to the directors, officers or employees of a company, its holding or subsidiary which gives such directors, officers or employees, the benefit or right to purchase, or to subscribe for, the shares of the company at a future date at a pre-determined price.

It is a right and not an obligation, therefore, if the shares of the company are valued at less than the exercise price of the option, then the employee need not exercise its right to buy the company’s shares.

Prerequisite for issue of ESOP:

i.            MOA to have adequate authorised share capital, if not, alter MOA accordingly by convening General Meeting

ii.          AOA to authorise issue of ESOP, if not, alter AOA accordingly by convening General Meeting

Process for issue of ESOP in an Unlisted Company:

i.                     Draft ESOP scheme

ii.                   Draft and send Notice for Board Meeting (min. 7 days’ notice)

iii.                 Convene Board Meeting to authorise via Board Resolution:

a.       Issue of shares under ESOP scheme

b.       Calling of General Meeting for approval of shareholder

c.       Issue of Notice of General Meeting

iv.       Call a General Meeting by sending Notice (min. 21 days’ notice) along with Explanatory Statement annexed therewith with the following disclosures:

a.       Total number of stock options to be granted;

b.       Classes of employees entitled to participate in the scheme;

c.       Requirements of vesting and period of vesting;

d.       Maximum period within which the options can be vested;

e.       Exercise price, exercise period and process of exercise;

f.        Lock-in period, if any;

g.       Maximum number of options to be granted per employee and in aggregate;

h.       Methods used for valuing its options;

i.         Conditions under which option vested may lapse;

j.         Statement that the company shall comply with the applicable accounting standards.

v.             Convene General Meeting and approve the scheme by passing Special Resolution (Ordinary Resolution for private company)

vi.          Separate Resolution is to be approved by the shareholders in case options are being granted to:

a.       Employees of subsidiary or holding company; or

b.   Identified employees, during any one year, equal to or exceeding one percent of the issued capital (excluding outstanding warrants and conversions) of the company

vii.            Grant options to the eligible employees

viii.           File Form MGT-14 with ROC within 30 days of passing the resolution

At the time of exercise of options:

i.                  Convene a Board Meeting to allot the shares under ESOP

ii.                Issue share certificates

iii.              Authorise stamping of shares

iv.            After allotment of shares, file Form PAS-3 (Return of Allotment) with ROC within 30 days of allotment

Disclose details of ESOP Scheme in the Director’s Report for the year:

i.                  Options granted/vested/exercised/lapsed;

ii.                Total number of shares arising as a result of exercise of options;

iii.              Exercise Price;

iv.               Variation of terms of options;

v.                 Money realized by exercise of options;

vi.              Total number of options in force;

vii.            Employee wise details of options granted

Maintain a Register of ESOPs:

To be maintained in Form SH-6 at the registered office of the company or such other place as decided by the Board.


Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The Compilation of statement required for Form 10BD for Donation received by Charitable Organisation


Filing of Statement of donations in Form 10BD is now mandatory for Charitable Organisations for allowing deduction for donations under sec 80G to the donors.

As per Notification No. 19/2021 [F. No. 370142/4/2021-TPL] / GSR 212(E) dated 26 March 2021, the entities having approval u/s 80G (5) and u/s 35(1) of the Income Tax Act,1961 requires to furnish a statement of Donations received by them wef  1st April, 2021.

Filing of Statement of donations (in Form 10BD) is mandatory for donations received during financial year 2021-22 is to be filed once for the whole year by 31st of May 2022.

Form 10BD shall be e filed by organizations using the digital signature of a person authorized to sign the return of income or through e-verification code (EVC)

The following information is required for filing the statement in prescribed format:

Therefore the done entity should maintain the following details of Donors


Name of the Donor as per PAN card and PAN No. (Mandatory)


Latest address of Donor as per ID proof Aadhar or Income tax records


Amount, Section code, Type and mode of Donation received


Instructions to fill Section Code


After filing  Form 10BD, the reporting entity should download and issue Certificate of Donations in Form 10BE containing the details of reporting entity like PAN , Name of the entity, address of entity receiving the donation, approval numbers u/s 80G & 35(1) and amount  to be issued by 31st May 2022.

Therefore for donor it is not just sufficient to have a donation receipt, but to obtain a certificate of donation in Form 10BE after the end of the financial year for his claim of deduction.

Corrections in Form 10BD

In case of any errors or mistakes in Form 10BE, it may be rectified and hence additions, deletions, or modifications are possible.

Consequences for  Non Compliance for defaults

a)       The  delay to File 10 BD in time will attract a fee of Rs.200/- per day of delay as per newly inserted section 234G.

b)      The failure to file such statement will also attract penalty u/s 271K of not be less than Rs.10,000/- and which may extend up to Rs.1,00,000/-